• CHARITY PIN | Remember Their Names - V Coterie

CHARITY PIN | Remember Their Names

  • $11.00 USD
  • Approximately 1.25" wide
  • White soft enamel with black metal plating
  • Black rubber clutch backing
  • Exclusive design by JP Scott x V Coterie


Leaders. Thought-provokers. Developers. The names that are forgotten, overlooked, or unfamiliar, are those that we must now thank for their contributions to medicine and science.

Mary Eliza Mahoney: First African-American to graduate as a nurse.

Henrietta Lacks: African-American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the HeLa cell line, the first cell line used in medical research, now immortalized.

James McCune Smith: Abolitionist and first African-American to hold a medical degree and run a pharmacy in the United States

Anarcha, Lucy & Betsey: Three enslaved women hailed as the Mothers of Modern Gynecology. Their bodies were experimented upon, their lives and dignity scarified with little regard, in the name of medical education. 

100% of proceeds shall benefit National Medical Association, an all-encompassing Black medical organization focusing on Black healthcare policy, education and medicine.